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John Derry

John Derry John Derry is a pioneer of digital painting and one of the original authors of Corel Painter. Since 1985, he has leveraged his background in drawing and painting to advance the look and experience of traditional art-making tools on the computer. John has a master's degree in painting from Cranbrook Academy of Art, is a practicing artist and photographer, and has two U.S. patents relating to expressive digital mark-making. Adobe recently designated John as a Photoshop Painting Pioneer. He teaches digital painting workshops and holds a Photographic Craftsman degree from Professional Photographers of America. John can be found online at www.pixlart.com.
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  • view course page for Recolorizing a Photograph with Photoshop

    Learn a great technique for sharpening your colorization skills: recoloring a desaturated, black-and-white photo to match the original.

    32m 10s
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Colorizing Black-and-White Photographs with Photoshop

    Learn how to bring new life to old photographs by adding color to black-and-white images.

    2h 12m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Painter X3 Essential Training

    Get your creative ideas out of your head and onto your canvas. Learn the essentials of working with Corel Painter X3, and get started with digital painting.

    5h 3m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Painting: Transforming a Portrait

    Transform a portrait or family photo into a piece of art worthy of framing, in this digital painting tutorial.

    4h 19m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Wacom Essential Training

    Learn how to set up and master your Wacom tablet in ways that streamline your work, expand your creative options, and lighten the load on your wrists.

    2h 9m
    Appropriate for all
     
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  • view course page for Digital Painting: Architecture

    Learn to think like a painter as you transform photographs into paintings using the latest digital artist's tools.

    4h 46m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS6 New Features: Brushes

    A concise guide to what's new in Photoshop CS6 for digital painting.

    1h 42m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Painter 12 Essential Training

    Demonstrates Painter 12 creative techniques that will get beginners up and running, and shows old hands the new features that can get a creative vision out of the head and on to the canvas.

    5h 28m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Digital Painting: Street Scene

    Transform photographs into paintings using the latest digital artist's tools in Photoshop.

    4h 0m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Photoshop CS5: Painting with the Mixer Brush

    Shows how to master the natural-media painting features in Photoshop CS5.

    2h 27m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Corel Painter 11: Mastering Brushes

    Unlocks the expressive power of the application by showing users how to modify brushes to create the perfect stroke or create custom brush variants.

    4h 53m
    Intermediate
     
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  • view course page for Painter 11 Essential Training

    This course will show the basic and advanced creative techniques used to get a creative vision out of the head and onto the canvas.

    8h 39m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Painter X Essential Training

    Delves into Painter X's tools, palettes, materials, and brushes; conveys artistic concepts like simplicity and proportion.

    6h 32m
    Beginner
     
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  • view course page for Getting Started with Corel Painter IX

    An overview of the Corel Painter IX interface, a review of basic tools, and tips on working with a Wacom tablet.

    10h 40m
    Beginner
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